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  1. When I am numbering doors with the ID label tool in the Architect Palette, and the ID/Specification Tool dialogue opens, the first field I am asked to specify is Location. What is the typical entry here? Is it the Room Name to which the door enters?
  2. Was hoping there was a way to change the numbering within the worksheet and not have to renumber all my rooms and doors.
  3. I have created a floor plan with several different rooms and have named and numbered them using the Space Tool. I started with "1" and continued numbering the rooms in ascending order up to the 31 or so rooms in the plan. The problem I have now is that when I try to generate a Room Finish Schedule the room numbers are listed in the worksheet as "1,10, 11, 12 through to "19" then "2","20,21,22 through to 29" then "3 and 31." Is there a way to sort these correctly or do I have to enter the Room Numbers, and for that matter Door Numbers as 101,102 and so on? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
  4. I am not sugggesting this be the only means of editing line attributes, but I would like to see it as an option. I understand that sometimes screen space is at a premium depending on which monitor you use. Text, for example can be edited by the Object Info pallette as well as the Text pull down menu. It's just a nice option. I find it hard to believe that you can even work effectively with VW and not have the OI pallette open all the time. It's a very easy and powerful way to edit objects. I may be a bit biased here as well, because I work with two 17" monitors, affording me plenty of room for large pallettes.
  5. I would find it very convenient to be able to double click on a line and have all its properties available to change within the object info palette, similar to the way text can be modified all in one place. It would be great to be able to set thickness, style, class, layer and colour from with one palette instead of having to change all these items separately. Thanks Trevor
  6. I am working with a consultant who is preparing their drawings for a shared project in AutoCad and they want consistency with our VW drawings and theirs. The problem I am having is that certain fill patterns I use do not translate to AutoCad and leave a blank when exported. I understand this may just be an issue of incompatibility with the twos softwares but was wondering if anyone knows a way this can work. Any help would be appreciated.
  7. I have been running VW on 2 monitors for over a year now and it is fantastic. I have two 17" LCD screens and keep all my palettes on one side and my workspace on the other. It was a bit weird at first but now I couldn't work any other way.
  8. It may be there, but I haven't been able to find it. I am looking for the "Material Fill" eg. concrete, that used to be under the pull AEC down menu I believe. I am using VWA11.
  9. Is there a way to see on the Design Layer where I had previously outlined an area for a cropped viewport?
  10. I am playing around with VWA11 and was wondering if it is possible to apply associative dimensions to objects within a viewport? If not, am I to dimension my drawing in the design layer? I was hoping that associative dimensions applied in the viewport would be updated when changes are made to the design layer. I may be way off base here....anyone?
  11. I have been sharing my VW files with AutoCad users for years and this has never come up before but I am dealing with someone who is not really CAD literate but is using Autocad. I have sent them a drawing (a roof plan of a large facility) and they are complaining that it appears as a postage stamp sized image in their workspace. I have always just told the recipient the intended output scale and they have scaled the drawing accordingly and have may taken it for granted that this is the easiest method. I guess what I am wondering....Is there a typical process of exporting a file to DWG that will allow the end user to open the file and have it appear in Autocad at the intended size and scale? Or even something they can do at import? Regards Trevor
  12. You can control line weights of Batt insulation simply by placing the insulation first then click on it once and change the weight in the attributes pallette.
  13. I didn't see any other posts regarding this problem on the message board but here goes. If I place a symbol, a sink in a washroom for example, and then at some later point I need to reposition the washroom layout and end up turning the room 90?, some of the text in the plan, although it appears normal on screen, comes out with all the characters sideways when I print. The only remedy so far has been to replace the rotated symbol with a new one correctly oriented at placement. I am running VW Architect 10.0.1 on a Mac G3 with OSX Jaguar.
  14. Hi I just want to know if anyone has ever imported a wireframe CAD model from AutoCad, and if so what was the procedure from both sides (their export to my import) to be able to successfully open the file and maintain all parameters....wall heights, window and door openings etc. I posted this question earlier but received no responses. I understand that this may not even be possible.....just need to know on way or the other. Thanks Trevor
  15. I am working with another architect on 3 storey building design. They unfortunately use AutoCad. They have begun to prepare a massing model of the building and have sent the file to me as a dwg. I can open the file (selected "all 3d" in the import dialogue) but it appears as a series of flat "wall plates" without any vertical component. I guess what I trying to find out is, if it is at all possible to open this file and still retain the concept of walls, roofs windows etc. as 3D elements. Any suggestions regarding their export procedure or my import procedure would be greatly appreciated. Regards Trevor
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